Job Details

Penn State Fayette
  • Position Number: 2272306
  • Location: Lemont Furnace, PA
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Director of Enrollment Management (DEM)

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus invites applications for a Director of Enrollment Management. This position will be charged with envisioning and executing on enrollment strategies that encompass first-year traditional, transfer, and non-traditional adult learners.

The Director provides vision, leadership, and direction of the college's enrollment management unitsincluding admissions, student aid, and strategic communications. This position will be a key member of the campus leadership team, working closely with the Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer to advance recruiting efforts.

The Director will:
  • Develop, analyze, and manage the budget for areas of responsibility and oversee staff, including hiring, evaluating, and training.
  • Directly participate in recruiting efforts and is expected to be available on evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Be responsible for developing, assessing, and responding to enrollment data and trends to address changing and emerging student markets.
  • Be responsible for developing annual and long-term recruitment goals based on the college's vision and strategic plan. A key emphasis for the role is overseeing the enrollment of a more diverse, inclusive student body in a challenging recruitment environment.

Other responsibilities will include:
  • Monitoring, tracking and reporting on admissions and enrollment statistics.
  • Coordinating with other University departments to provide needed services as well as presenting information in a variety of forums.
  • Overseeing the implementation of events and projects related to the enrollment management functions of Penn State Fayette and also those of the broader University.

As Director of Enrollment Management in the digital age, the individual in this position will be charged with finding innovative ways to expand recruitment and enhance retention, including, but not limited to, the use of customer relationship management systems, communications technologies, and social media.

In overseeing financial aid operations, the Director will be responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable University policies/procedures and state and federal laws (e.g., the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Title IV), and represent the College on various campus and University-wide committees.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Candidates who can contribute to this imperative are encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate should have:
  • Demonstrated history of and commitment to data-informed decision making
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Knowledge of applicable policies and procedures
  • Evidence of experience collaborating with faculty and staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with contemporary software and CRMs, such as Slate, used to support enrollment management functions.


This job will be filled as a Level 2 or Level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) or higher, plus four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a Level 2. Additional years of experience beyond Level 2 are required for a Level 3.

Requires the operation of a motor vehicle as part of the job duties. A valid driver's license and the successful completion of a motor vehicle records check is required in addition to the three publicly available clearances.
  • PA State Police Criminal Background Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form
  • Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

Preferred Credentials:

A Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field is preferred.

Experience with college recruitment, public relations, student aid, and/or related field is preferred.

Prior experience as manager or director of a unit preferred.


All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. Applicants must provide all of the following:
  • Letter of application including a description of how the candidate will operationalize diversity within the unit and across campus
  • Current vita with a list of at least three current references.

These documents must be directly uploaded to the online Penn State job search site at Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Charles Patrick, Chancellor and CAO, Penn State Fayette. E-mail: Phone: (724) 430-4200.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Campus Information:

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 600 students; about 20% are adult learners. Multiple baccalaureate and associate degrees are offered as well as the coursework for the first two years of more than 250 Penn State majors. Students and faculty at Penn State Fayette have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere with a low student/faculty ratio that facilitates mentorship and individualized attention.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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